Here are just a few of the comments left by guests to Lakeside Cottage

"We thoroughly appreciated all the comforts of your beautiful house.  What a beautiful situation!  We loved it!  We found the Limousin a very appealing region."  
Mr and Mrs S - Sept '17
"The cottage is in a perfect location so we spent many a happy hour kayaking and swimming in the lake.  We were blessed with great weather for most of our stay so
made full use of the lake and garden." Mr and Mrs H - August '17
"What a wonderful gite!  So cosy and well equipped.  Cool inside and the wonderful private and secluded garden for sunbathing and the Peyrat lake for swimming.  We
appreciated the wealth of reading material too."  Mr and Mrs J - June '17

"Idyllic location, well situated for local visits. Glorious weather."  Mr and Mrs B - June '16
"Great location. Several carp and tench caught in the lake and river. Excellent fireworks on the 14th and jazz band on the 15th. Thanks for the use of the bikes."
Mr and Mrs K - July '16
"As this was week two of our holiday (week one near Carcassone) we were already beautifully relaxed. Late mornings, lazy days, Lake Vassiviere and swining through
the trees at Arbre en Arbre and a beautiful personal meteor shower - all  based from this lovely house, finished our holiday in perfect style."
Mr and Mrs Elliott - August '16
"Fabulous cottage, fabulous weather, fabulous location. Thank you!" Mrs O - August '16
"We had a very relaxing and peaceful holiday here.  The Limousin hasn't changed since our last visit to this area (about 30 years ago!)" Mr and Mrs B - Aug/Sept '16

"Lovely cottage, lovely village, lovely people! Spent lots of time at Lake Vassiviere where the dog and our daughter could swim and play. This was perfect considering
the extremely hot weather (38 degrees) but we're not complaining! Thanks for the wine and the loan of your home."  Mr and Mrs H - June/July '15
"Cottage in a lovely position and really friendly village with excellent restaurants. Weather has been beautiful for the whole two weeks. The dog enjoyed swimming in
the village lake and at Lake Vassiviere. The fireworks on Bastille night (14th July) were spectacular!" Mr and Mrs F - July '15
We had an amazing week cycling, kayaking and swimming at Lake Vassiviere and also around Peyrat le Chateau. The village is friendly with really good eateries -
particularly the auberge. Sad to leave this beautiful gite - a real home from home. Will most certainly be back again to this hidden gem." Mr and Mrs S - July/Aug '15
"We had seven hot, dry and sunny days that we spent in and around Lake Vassiviere, usually a cycle or walk followed by swimming and kayaking. Other days we
visited St Leonard, Limoges and the Dordogne. We thought Limoges had the most to see for the travel time taken." Mr and Mrs S - August '15

"This is the best area in France we have ever visited and we can't wait to return (hopefully to your cottage again)."  Mr and Mrs C - September '14
"Lovely gite - home from home.  Lovely garden - quiet and tranquil.  Peyrat is such a pretty place.  It was good to have a choice of places to walk to at night for food.  So
much better than being isolated and having to drive everywhere." Mr and Mrs C - September
"Thank you for letting us share your beautiful cottage.  Lots to see and do locally.  Thanks again!"  Mr and Mrs R - August '14
"It was a perfect break for us all. Our daughters  particularly enjoyed sunbathing, reading in the garden & walking in the forest.
We could happily have stayed for longer if only work didn't have to interfere.  My eldest daughter summed it up nicely one sunny evening when she
said 'Dad, this is perfect, just perfect'." Mr and Mrs S - July '14
"Had a lovely two-week stay at the gite.  It is definitely one of the nicester we have stayed in - very homely. Excellent location, great weather and a lovely big garden."  Mr
and Mrs F - July '14

"Great cottage and lovely village!  Lots for us to do and the lake nearby was great to swim in.  Brilliant week." Mr and Mrs F - August '13
"Beautiful cottage, fantastic week.  Thank you." Mr and Mrs S - August '13
"We had a fantastic time staying at your lovely cottage.  The outside space was brilliant as well and we all loved it."  Mr and Mrs H - August '13
"The children were particularly sad to be leaving as they'd very much enjoyed evening swimming at Vassiviere before returning for a bbq on the
terrace at sunset."  Mr and Mrs F - August '13
"The gite is ideally suited for the glorious weather - lovely terrace and cool inside.  The sightseeing highlight was Puy de Dome - definitely worth
the two-hour drive."  Mr and Mrs T - July '13
"We have had three weeks of brilliant weather - around 30 degrees most days.  The house has been very good, very easy to live in and to relax." Mr and Mrs T - July '13
"You have a very beautiful spot and the cottage is the nicest we have ever been to in France." Miss S - July '13

"We had a lovely stay, the weather was great, the cottage spacious and comfortable and the girls loved the nearby beaches." Mr and Mrs P - August '12
"We had a fantastic stay in your cottage. Both a beautiful house and location." Mr and Mrs H - July/August '12
"Lovely cottage and enjoyed our stay." Mr and Mrs C - June '12
"Loved the cottage. We'll definitely be back!" Mr and Mrs D - May '12

"This house is amazing! It was a lovely surprise to see how big it is. We haven’t had any problems. Overall we have had a very nice stay and would recommend this
house to friends and family." Mr and Mrs G - July '11
"Very much enjoyed our stay here. The cottage has been sympathetically restored. Liked the space in the bathroom and garden, very relaxing in the sunshine. We
were pleased with the cleanliness of the cottage on arrival." Mr and Mrs H - July '11
"Spacious cottage in a lovely village. Glorious weather apart from one day. Thanks for the wine!" Mr and Mrs T - August '11
"Lovely gite with all the little extras that make it home from home...the gite is great for just hanging out in! It’s been a  great week in a wonderful gite in a beautiful area,  
thanks." Mr and Mrs E - August '11.

"A super cottage, a stunning location and really hospitable local people. I really can't remember a better holiday. Why didn't I book two weeks?" Mr R - August '10
"The cottage location is superb and is a haven of peace and tranquility."  Mr and Mrs O - Sept '10
"Lovely cottage and garden, which is perfect for children." Mr and Mrs M - May '10
"I really can't remember a better holiday. We used the bikes most mornings cycling up into the hills behind the cottage. We saw numerous birds of prey, wild boars and
deer." Mr and Mrs R - August '10
"We had a great time in the cottage! Lovely location with a great early morning view of mists swirling on the surface of the lake."  Mr and Mrs B - July '10
"Reluctantly returned home."  Mr and Mrs H - August '10

"Lovely cottage, very easy to relax in and such a beautiful village.  Fantastic weather, sunny all week." Mr and Mrs M - May '09
"The biggest thrill was the Chagall exhibition in Eymoutiers at the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle gallery just outside town." Mrs J - June '09
"Plenty of good cheese and wine and enjoyed eating dinner outside in the warm evenings.  A lovely setting to relax and wind down."  Mr and Mrs H - June '09
"Plenty to do around here...Lake Vassiviere really lovely with good water sports.  Lots of good bike rides and walks."  Mr and Mrs B - July '09
"Gite garden was wonderful to sit and relax in and our dog loved playing in it.  The availability of bikes was a great treat."  Mr and Mrs L - June '09

"The best cottage we have ever stayed in."  Mr M - Sept '08
"It was lovely to open the bedroom window in the morning and look at the idyllic view of the village reflected in the lake." Mr and Mrs M - Sept '08
"The cottage was a breath of fresh air, very relaxing and just what we needed." Mr and Mrs S - July '08
"Beautifully sited gite, best spot in the village!  Delightful small town, magnificent views wherever one drives."  Mr and Mrs C-L - May '08

"We had a lovely week at the cottage.  It was very cosy and comfortable." Mr and Mrs F - September '07
"Had a lovely relaxing holiday.  Comfortable beds, instant hot water and a spacious, welcoming home." Mr and Mrs S - August '07
"We loved swimming in the lake at Vassiviere.  Peyrat has a great butchers shop, really friendly man.  Fantastic cakes at the patisserie opposite too." Mr and Mrs J -
September '07
"The weather couldn't have been better, warm sunny days and cool evenings.  The cottage was perfect." Mr and Mrs J - September '07
"Excellent cottage - we've stayed in many over the years and this one is top value!"  Mr and Mrs S - July '07
"Thank you for a lovely, restful holiday.  Peyrat le Chateau is so beautiful.  The cottage was bigger than expected and the garden was lovely."  Mr and Mrs R - July '07
"Beautiful place, really friendly locals, you are very lucky to have found this place!."  Mr and Mrs A - June '07

"Superb relaxing stay. Cottage was extremely well resourced. It's a fantastic location for children with the beach and lake nearby." Mr and Mrs O - July '06
"Great food, nice swimming and walking, friendly locals, delicious wine and cracking cheese! Exceeded expectations, we'll come back." Mr and Mrs M - Aug '06
"Wonderful place to relax.  Lovely countryside, we've never seen asmany birds of prey as we have here!"  Mr and Mrs G - May '06
"Beautiful surroundings, cottage superb with everything we needed available to us." Mr and Mrs G - July '06

NB.  These comments are taken from our visitors' book, which can be found at the cottage, and email received from guests after their holiday.